The Teacher Prep Review’s Early Reading Standard shines a light on whether programs prepare their teachers in the five components of effective reading instruction. There are a lot of numbers in the early reading standard’s findings so let’s play a little math game.
Question: What percent of the 959 elementary and Special Education programs teach the 5 components of early reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary)?
Answer: Just 17%.
How many textbooks were reviewed to evaluate the “anything goes” approach to early reading across courses in teacher prep programs?
What percent of the 962 text books used across the 2,671 courses are inadequate or irrelevant for early reading instruction?
Answer: The majority (67 percent) of these 962 textbooks.
Which of the 50 states comes out on top with every one of their 11 programs earning a “meets” or “nearly meets” rating in early reading standard?
Answer: The 18th state, Louisiana
How many years since the National Reading Panel report?
How many years until all Teacher Prep Programs in the U.S. teach their candidates about the science of effective early reading instruction?
To learn more about how programs are scored on this standard, including how individual indicators are satisfied, please see scoring methodology.